Lenten Rose Socks by Runningyarn

Lenten Rose Socks

Knitting
March 2019
Light Fingering ?
34 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork in the round, see notes
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
383 - 437 yards (350 - 400 m)
S-M / M-L adjustable
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The “Lenten Rose Socks” were named by some of my dear Instagram followers. The Lenten Rose is blooming in early spring, often during the Lent season, and it brings some of the first splashes of color to nature after a long winter.

The socks are worked from the cuff down with a reinforced heel flap heel and gusset decreases, wich are placed on the sole. The wedge that is formed this way, offers just enough space to place half a flower. You can use two colours only or add contrasting cuffs, heels and toes.

This pattern is written in English and contains:
step for step written instructions
and two colourwork charts (leg and foot).

Sizes
Foot circumference:
S-M approx. 20-21 cm,
M-L approx. 22-23 cm
Foot and leg length: adjustable

The pattern is written for size M
(2.25-2.5mm (US 1.0-1.5) needles).
but the size can easily be adjusted by the choice of the needle size.

Yarn
Fingering / sock weight yarn - e.g.
Runningyarns Trekking Garn
75% wool / 25 % polyamide, 100 g = 420 m / 460 yds or
Runningyarns Soft Sockyarn
80% extrafine merino / 20% polyamide, 100 g = 400 m / 437 yds

The sample socks were knitted with 2.5 mm needles using
90 g (360 m / 393 yards) Soft Sockyarn
Size m (EUR 41) / foot circumference 21 cm

MC - light denim - approx. 60 g / 240 m / 262 yds
CC - off white - approx. 30 g / 120 m / 131 yds

Gauge
34 sts x 36 rnds 10 cm / 4” on needles 2.25 - 2.5 (size S/M)
32 sts x 34 rnds 10 cm / 4” on needles 2.5 - 3.0 (size M/L)
colorwork in the round after blocking

Needles
Double pointed needles 2.0 mm – 2.5mm (S-M)
resp. 2.5 - 3.0 mm (M-L)
depending on gauge and desired size / foot circumference

I knit my socks using double pointed needles.
Of course you can use the Magic Loop method as well.
Count DPN needles 1+2 as needle 1
and DPN needles 3+4 as needle 2.

Feel free to use the tags #lentenrosesocks and #runningyarn on Instagram. I love to see your work and finished socks!